Gaming News Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: A free roguelike mode is coming
While most of the Summer Game Fest has passed with the Xbox and Bethesda launch party and showcase, it’s the turn of another conference to show the tip of its nose: the one dedicated to the Assassin’s Creed saga.
A short conference, but something new for Valhalla
In just six minutes, Ubisoft celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of the Assassin’s Creed saga, which debuted in 2007 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with Assassin’s Creed being the first name to highlight the adventures of ‘Altair. Since then, water has flowed under the bridges and assassins have been successful. After Altaïr we saw Ezio Auditore take over or even Connor, Arno Victor Dorian, Frye or even Bayek from Assassin’s Creed Origins and Eivor from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Moreover, the latter was the star of the event.
Starting today, players can access new free content by launching Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The title has just received a new upd ate that introduces the year 2 of the game, which in particular offers to find the different festivals of the past year or even get your hands on new armor. That’s not all, players can also participate in the second pack of the Mastery Challenge. New tombs can also be explored from autumn.
In the fall, players can discover new caves to explore in order to solve the mystery of the Tombs of the Dead, and one final surprise awaits them at the end of the year when the Assassin’s Creed teams unveil the final episode of Eivor’s story as free chapter for all players.
A bonus rogue-lite experience
To top it all Ubisoft has also announced that brand new free content will be coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla this summer, namely The Forgotten Saga. This new proposal will allow travel to the Niflheim region and will be particularly inspired by the rogue-lite genre, which means it will make life difficult for players.
Also this summer, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players can join the rogue-lite genre-inspired Journey of Odin for free, which takes them to the spectacular Niflheim region and introduces a new game mode, The Forgotten Saga, which will offer a whole new approach to gameplay .
About the summer game festival
What is Summer Game Fest?
No E3 this year, but we can still count on another world-class event: the Summer Game Fest, a big show dedicated to announcing video games that will come this year or the following years. In 2020, journalist and presenter Geoff Keighley launched this now essential festival for the first time. Last year the show featured stunning images of the Elden Ring; So the third iteration inevitably raises high expectations.
When does Summer Game Fest 2022 start?
The Summer Game Fest takes place this Thursday, June 9th at 8pm. The show will again be followed by a Day of the Devs session dedicated to the independent scene.
How can I follow Summer Game Fest 2022?
In particular, on JV, alongside Maxildan and Aymeric Lallée, we will be responding live to announcements from the LeStream channel. The program will also be shown directly as a teaser on the JV homepage. And of course, for those who prefer to read, you can find our news throughout the conference. A written summary will also be available
What is the program for Summer Game Fest 2022?
Among the games not to be missed is in particular the legacy of Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, which shows us its first gameplay images. For its part, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 presents us with its first level. Also on the programme: Gotham Knights, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, the first game from Aaryn Flynn’s studio (ex-Bioware) Nightingale, the JRPG One Piece Odyssey, the free-to-play Warframe or even Planet of Lana. Geoff Keighley further announced: “We’ve got some new game announcements for this show and hopefully some surprises when it all comes together. But it’s definitely a show that focuses mostly on things that have been predicted.”